Storing fishing rods and hooks when not in use may seem like something trivial and might not concern you. I can tell you from experience once you or someone else gets hooked with your gear it becomes much more of a priority.
Since I spend so much time catfishing with clients I have to not only be on the lookout for myself but for everyone else around me at all times to keep accidents from happening. I have been fortunate that I have never had a client injured while fishing with North Texas Catfish Guide Service myself I have not been so fortunate and have been impaled with fishing hooks more times that I care to admit. This coupled with the fact that I have small children at home and two very curious dogs (remind me sometime to tell you about my beagle eating and rolling around in punch bait).
There are simple steps that you can follow that will not only help to assure that your hooks are secured properly (and safely) when your rods are not in use but also to help you with transporting your fishing rods. I see people almost every single day at the lake moving rods from their truck to the boat or boat to the truck and throwing things around in frustration because they are all tangled up together in a great big mess.
I have had several question also about the rod racks that I use on my catfishing boat. Some of the holder are built into the console but the white ones that everyone keeps asking about are an add on, called a three position rod rack. You can find this through the link below.
Product Link: Three Position Rod Rack
In this video I cover:
- Where to place your hooks on the fishing rod for safety (and to prevent lines from getting tangled)
- Why you shouldn’t place your hooks on “hook keepers” or the rod eyelets.
- How to secure your fishing line and catfish rigs to keep the line from tangling.
- What to do to secure your sinkers to keep them from knocking ceramic inserts out of rod eyelets.
Once your done watching the video below make sure you LEAVE A COMMENT and let us know what you think!